Archive for the ‘Dementia Disease’ Category
All research points to the same effect. Fun activities such as completing puzzles, crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio may delay the first signs of dementia. A new study published in Neurology has discovered a surprising fact. It concluded that in those cases in which dementia occurs later, the progression seems to be faster.
As explained by the principal author of this work, Robert Wilson, “Our results suggest that the benefit of delaying the signs of cognitive decline could lead to more rapid evolution of dementia in later years, but the question is why this happens.” Read the rest of this entry »
A study by Dr. Martha Clare Morris of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and published in the journal Neurology, showed that frequent consumption of vegetables reduces the risk of cognitive decline by up to 40%.
The study included 3718 patients over 65 years between 1993 and 2002 and the beneficial effects of vegetables, especially green vegetables, would be given by the high concentration of vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, provided by them.
On the other hand, did not show the same beneficial effect of fruit consumption. It follows that neither vitamin C nor beta-carotene allow a protective effect on cognition.
This study raises again the need for a healthy diet in everybody, not only because it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease among others, but it reduces the risk of cognitive impairment that usually develops with age.
Intensify fight against diabetes, to reduce risk of dementia
The fight against depression and diabetes may help prevent or delay dementia praecox, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, which estimates that risk factors such as obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol levels are the dark environment conducive for these patients. Read the rest of this entry »